Media headlines about Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Las Vegas Sands earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the casino operator an impact score of 46.0912263035369 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Suiteness Awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018 for Outstanding Customer Experience in Travel (prweb.com)
- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) Shares Bought by RiverPoint Capital Management LLC (americanbankingnews.com)
- Martingale Asset Management L P Increases Position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Las Vegas Sands: Prime For A Possible Move Over Wynn Woes And Strong Fundamentals – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017 – GuruFocus.com (gurufocus.com)
LVS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Las Vegas Sands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Morgan Stanley upgraded Las Vegas Sands from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Barclays lifted their target price on Las Vegas Sands from $69.00 to $75.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Las Vegas Sands in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group started coverage on Las Vegas Sands in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. They set a “hold” rating and a $73.00 target price on the stock. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Las Vegas Sands presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $70.54.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The casino operator reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.11. Las Vegas Sands had a return on equity of 34.76% and a net margin of 21.78%. The business had revenue of $3.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.26 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.62 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Las Vegas Sands will post 3.33 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be given a $0.75 dividend. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.06%. This is an increase from Las Vegas Sands’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 21st. Las Vegas Sands’s payout ratio is presently 101.39%.
About Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that feature accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants and other amenities. The Company owns and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States.
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